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Windows 7: Lost files after chkdsk

07 Sep 2015   #11
worldisgonee

Windows 7
 
 

thx for your instruction ICIT2LOL.i really wanna to try it,please make some points clear:
what do u mean from "Userand dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy" and do u mean using USB to SATA adaptor just because of not installation of linux destroying my os(windows) after recovering data? and is it possible to install linux on others my empty drive( i have C , D and E in my computer ) instead of using this usb adaptor?


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07 Sep 2015   #12
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can also use a network share on another PC to backup your files to.
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07 Sep 2015   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well what I mean is by User dig down is just like you would with C: drive you open it up and for data you would go to User and open it that shows you pics docs etc etc I have done a pic to show just what I mean.
Now the USB to SATA adaptor is my preferred method of using or connecting up drives to a machine. For example if you wanted you could hook up the data collection drive to the machien with the C: drive in it or get your C: drive and hook it up to another machine to get at the data - a method I have used frequently in the past to gather data from old drives that just will not work within the parent machine. I have also recovered data from apparently "dead" drives - ones that will not even spin up properly let alone read / write.

The Linux boot will not affect the Windows system as long as youdo not try to INSTALL it That will land you in whole world of pain -been there done that - by accident as it was. That is because it runs as a dedicated OS on boot and has nothing to do with using the adaptor as I said just then I use the adaptor for purely convenience because it avoids having to take the C: drive out of the machine.

Now just as an afterthought always wise to disconnect every drive in the machine apart from the bone you want to retrieve data from.

Installing Ubuntu or Linux on a drive I would remove all drives except the one you want to have the Unix system on. After it is all done then you could connect up the other drives but you would need to set the BIOS to boot from a particular drive ie the Linux one. How you would do that I am not sure maybe Gokay can throw some light on that .


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08 Sep 2015   #14
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Connecting to another PC's network share while booted to a Live Linux distro is enough to backup data in case you lack any externals or lack the adapter mentioned.
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18 Sep 2015   #15
worldisgonee

Windows 7
 
 

finally i tested ICIT2LOL's solution with a lot of hope!
.............but it doesn't work
i installed ubuntu according to ur instruction,but when i wanted to open my external hdd an error appeared:

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/ubuntu/My Passport: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=999,gid=999" "/dev/sdb1" "/media/ubuntu/My Passport"' exited with non-zero exit status 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0).
Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation
for more details.

and i found that this OS can not open NTFS HDD!
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18 Sep 2015   #16
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Linux can mount NTFS. It is possible your issue is causing a problem with mounting.
Perhaps this bit is the essence of it.
Quote:
$MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0).
See if this article helps - https://wmarkito.wordpress.com/2010/...-mft-record-0/
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18 Sep 2015   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep I agree with Gokay even the Ubuntu should open NTFS stuff although there are some files I think I said in my bit that cannot be opened for whatever reason. Perhaps the Linux Mint MATE might do it.

I did find it in the past that some very old drives that would sometimes no even spin up I could see.
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18 Sep 2015   #18
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I know this command works (given you use the correct device name - sdx#)
Code:
mount -t ntfs /dev/sda2 /mnt/windows -o ro
ro: for read only
windows is the name of the mounted device in Linux (can be whatever)

By the way, Mint MATE is supposed to auto-mount the drives/partitions. It have done so far on systems I used it on.

This should show the devices/partitions:
Code:
fdisk -l
Make sure you are mounting the correct partition.

Also what size is the drive and the partition?
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19 Sep 2015   #19
worldisgonee

Windows 7
 
 

GokAy according to your solution, how can i use these codes? i mean where should i write them in ubuntu?
and instead of "windows" in bellow code , should i write my drive name ,such as D: ?

mount -t ntfs /dev/sda2 /mnt/D -o ro
and how can i use this too ?
Code:
fdisk -l

and my external HDD is 1TB and there is no partition.i had whole of my files in the root and folders and subfolders in it.
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19 Sep 2015   #20
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

All commands are to be used in "terminal". Look around in the menus, if it is not pinned to taskbar.

Your command to mount will be different. Try "fdisk -l" first and find out which sdx is your external 1TB (photograph and paste the results here if you can't make it out), then mount that one.
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should i write my drive name ,such as D: ?
It can be anything you want, the partition will appear with the name you will give, there is no other trick to this.

If you still get the same error, then consider the link I gave earlier (Post #16).
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